New babies are exciting for everyone, but nobody is more excited right now than the mother-to-be! When your friend shares the news she’s expecting, you’re over the moon, but then you have to find a gift for her baby shower that’s thoughtful, unique and also useful. Oh, and you’ve got a budget in mind too!
Whether you’ve got £20, £50 or £150 to spend – we’ve pulled together some of the best baby shower gift ideas to match your budget. We’ve got everything from baby clothing right through to pampering gift sets for new mums!
Baby Shower Budget: £10-30
So you want to pick up the perfect baby shower gift but don’t have loads to spend? There’s no need to worry, as there are plenty of really beautiful, unique and useful gifts that she’s going to love. The first thing is to decide whether you’re going to buy a gift for baby or Mum.
Mum-to-Be pampering sets are an obvious choice for friends or family members who are expecting. They come packed with lovely treats like hand cream, relaxing bath foams and stretch mark oil; so she can relax and unwind in the weeks before baby is due.
Nursery Starter Sets And Baby Clothing
Another great purchase in the under-£30 budget is a nursery starter set or baby gift set. Nursery starter sets usually include essentials such as a snuggly robe for baby, fleece or jersey blankets, muslins and burp clothes – everything anybody could need for a new baby. You’ll also find baby clothing gift sets which are a great way to buy something high-quality at an affordable price. Look for sets they can grow into that include several matching accessories like a Babygro and hat or hat, bib and mittens.
Baby Shower Budget: £30-70
If you’ve got a little more to spend on a special friend or relative’s baby shower, then you’ll find so many beautiful gift ideas to choose from. Baby shower gift baskets are a lovely choice for new mothers as they are usually packed not only with essentials for a new baby (such as muslins, a rattle and blanket) but also with little pampering treats for Mum, like chocolate and bath foam.
We also love the idea of giving a gift set for baby’s first bath time, packed with non-toxic, natural products like shampoo and baby bath foam.
If you’re spending between £30-£70 then you’ll be able to pick up a personalised gift for something a little more unique. How about a personalised blanket or baby rattle, or a personalised wall print for the nursery? There’s even the opportunity to get creative and make your own baby shower gift with a DIY kit. For example, you could make a wool cuddly animal, construct a beautiful crib mobile or even cross stitch or embroider a wall hanging for their nursery for a unique gift that they’re going to love!
Baby Shower Budget: £70+
At the top end of the budget scale you’ll really be spoilt for choice, so if your best friend is expecting, we’ve got you covered. All babies love a night-light, and you’ll find a range of fun night-lights and lamps to choose from, including animal-themed night-lights that let off a subtle glow.
Classic, stylish and simple, the Moses Basket never goes out of fashion and any new Mum would be delighted to receive a beautiful Moses Basket as a thoughtful baby shower gift. Modern Moses Baskets come in colourful woven designs, so you can pick up a really useful gift for your friend that’s beautiful too.
One of our favourite luxury baby shower gifts has to be a customised photo journal, which will help new Mums document baby’s first year, with slots for photos and capturing precious memories. Or you could pick up a luxurious cashmere robe that will be perfect for relaxing in at home (and at the hospital). Comfortable and warm yet glamorous, look for a robe with large pockets ideal for storing a burp cloth or rattle.
Ultimately one of the best gifts to take to a baby shower has to be baby clothing, no matter what your budget is. Babies grow fast, and because multiple outfit changes a day aren’t uncommon, they need a surprising amount of clothes! Picking up a cute hat and bib set, or Babygro set for your friend’s baby shower is a delightful surprise, and you’ll find sets for girls or boys or more gender-neutral choices when shopping online.
One of the other benefits of baby clothing is that it’s surprisingly affordable yet considered as a luxurious, high-quality gift! Why not take a look at our range of baby clothing, which includes colourful, quirky gift sets and hats for girls and boys – you’re sure to find the perfect baby shower gift in our collection.